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6/8/2010

Top Ten Cool Things About Honey

10. Honey is the only food made by insects... for us!

9. Bees have been producing honey for 10 to 20 million years.

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6/3/2010

Update from Fred: Nectar Flow!

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees' progress:

On May 31 I noticed that the bees were creating a lot of wax foundation and filling the cells with some golden nectar and even honey. So, I added the first honey super and the queen excluder to each colony. Now we will watch how fast the colonies will draw out the wax frames and fill them with honey. The queen is effectively barred from moving into the honey supers.

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6/2/2010

Shall We?

Worker bees do a little dance to communicate with each other to report on pollen findings. They can express to their hive mates how to get to the food as well. See more here!

Worker bees also perform dances to let receiver bees know that foragers have returned with food.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001

 

 

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